Rare Rose Bourbon’s beloved aroma exudes an ambery, bold bouquet with a green mossy underlay. This heirloom flower with perfume-lasting power is also known as Edward Rose. It flourishes in South India at the base of the Palani Hills and is grown for gorgeous garlands, making rosewater, exclusive attars, and rose-petal jams.
Botanical Name: Rosa bourboniana
Botanical Family: Rosacea
Extraction Method: Absolute
Part of Plant Distilled: Blossoms
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Rosa bourboniana
Consistency: Medium to thick
Scent Description: This tenacious, rosaceous bouquet hits heavy, honeyed rose notes that are seriously succulent and heart-opening.
Blends well with: Roses, Spikenard, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Clary Sage, Cinnamon, Clove, Vanilla, Frankincense, Myrrh, Ylang, Geranium, Cedar, Orris Root, Carnation, Neroli, Jonquil, Hyacinth, and Lilac.
Uses: Benevolent Rose Bourbon is a ravishing addition to any perfume, hair care, or love potion and can be inhaled for serene swoons. Enjoy in an evening bath and delight in the fragrance diffusing through the boudoir.
In the early 1800s on the Île Bourbon, a beautiful botanical marriage ensued between an Indian shrub Rose and a China Rose, and the floral union produced a new rose, the first of the Bourbon Roses, that is uniquely pink and superbly scented. The absolute distillation of this Rose is ravishing and rare. We only get to offer it once in a blue moon.
Rose Bourbon Absolute offers an uncommonly rosy fragrance for full-bodied perfumery and aromatherapy. For an easy all-day perfume, place a drop on your wrists or neck or brush a bit through your hair. For exquisite sensory luxury, add a few drops to any skin and hair care product or boost the heart-opening scent of your favorite love potion.
"There are flower lovers who love some flowers and other flower lovers who love all flowers. Aunt Jane was of the latter class. The commonest plant, striving in its own humble way to be sweet and beautiful, was sure of a place here, and the haughtiest aristocrat who sought admission had to lay aside all pride of place or birth and acknowledge her kinship with common humanity. The Bourbon rose could not hold aside her skirts from contact with the cabbage-rose; the lavender could not disdain the companionship of sage and thyme. All must live together in the concord of perfect democracy. Then if the great Gardener bestowed rain and sunshine when they were needed, mid-summer days would show such a glorious symphony of color around the gray farmhouse, and through the enchantment of bloom and fragrance flitted an old woman, who's dark eyes glowed with the joy of living of remembering all life's other summers."
~ Eliza Calvert Hall, Aunt Jane of Kentucky.